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    • 26 Sep 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Umami Birmingham: 2808 7th Ave S #117, Birmingham, AL 35233

    **Thanks everyone for the interest! We have reached the maximum number of guests. We look forward to seeing you at our next Kayoubikai!**

    Join us for our September Kayoubikai at Umami Birmingham, a great opportunity to meet new friends with similar interests, practice Japanese, and stay connected with other people in our JASA community. All are welcome, whether you're a JASA member or not!

    Please RSVP at least one day in advance! There is no cost to attend this event but everyone will be responsible for their own ticket at the end of the meal.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at

    We look forward to seeing you!

    • 12 Oct 2023
    • (JST)
    • 14 Oct 2023
    • (JST)
    • Imperial Hotel, Tokyo (1-1, Uchisawai-Cho 1-Chome, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-8558, JAPAN)

    45th Annual Joint Meeting

    Japan-U.S. Southeast & Southeast U.S./Japan Associations

    “Continued Success through Partnership & Innovation for a Sustainable Future”

    Join Secretary of Commerce, Greg Canfield, at the 45th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast U.S/Japan Association & the Japan-U.S. Southeast Association in Tokyo, Japan October 12-14, 2023. An outline of the agenda is attached. Hotel information is available through the registration link. We hope you can join the Alabama delegation and help us as we reaffirm Alabama’s dedication to this unique regional economic development effort.

    Get registered here.

    See the meeting agenda here.

    Contact David Sides and the Alabama Department of Commerce for questions at

    About SEUS-Japan

    This prestigious gathering of global business leaders is hosted in Japan every other year and provides an extraordinary opportunity to showcase the Southeastern United States to our Japanese counterparts. The joint meeting program convenes to promote and expand mutual trade, investment and friendly business ties between the top business, government, and economic development leaders of the seven Southeastern member states and Japan.

    • 12 Nov 2023
    • 7:00 PM
    • O'Neal Public Library: 50 Oak St, Mountain Brook, AL 35213

    No Longer Silent brings you the 1926 nightmare from Japan "A Page of Madness"!

    O'Neal Public Library in Mountain Brook, AL will be screening the silent Japanese horror movie A Page of Madness on November 12, 2023 at 7pm! The event will feature an originl score performed live by Birmingham-based musician Stephen McCLurg. The movie will also be followed by a panel discussion of the movie, featuring Dr. Yoshiyuki Hara, whose PhD is in Japanese linguistics.

    The event is FREE and people are encouraged to RSVP (no library card necessary). There will be complimentary snacks, drinks (adult beverages for those with ID), and prizes.


Kayoubikai (火曜日会)is our monthly outing to a local Japanese restaurant. Held on one Tuesday of every month, Kayoubikai is an opportunity to meet new friends with similar interests, practice Japanese, and stay connected with other JASA members. While membership is not mandatory to attend the event, we encourage registering for individual membership to support JASA and stay involved with our events!

Each year, the Japan-America Society of Alabama hosts a special reception and fundraiser to allow our members and guests from all over Alabama to gather, network, and dine with a special program to celebrate the JASA community.

Our 2023 Annual Celebration Dinner and Business Forum will be held at Birmingham Ross Bridge on November 9 - November 10. Stay tuned for more information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities!

Each year, we celebrate with food, crafts, performances, and other activities at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Japanese Garden to welcome the Spring. Join us in April 2023 for Hanami (flower viewing) in Birmingham! Cherry Blossoms, or sakura (桜、さくら), only bloom for a few weeks each year.  In Japanese culture, sakura represent mortality and remind viewers of the beauty and transience of life. Thousands of people flock to parks in Japan to see the blossoms. Come see our Birmingham cherry trees while they are in bloom!

Our next Cherry Blossom Festival will be held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in March, 2024! We hope to see you there!

Contact Us

Tel: +1 (205) 703-0960

2081 Columbiana Rd #10

Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

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